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A dam fails in Illinois after heavy rains and tornadoes sweep the Midwest

A dam fails in Illinois after heavy rains and tornadoes sweep the Midwest

CHICAGO (AP) — Thunderstorms with heavy rains and tornadoes rattled the Chicago area and elsewhere in the Midwest, overtopping a dam Tuesday in southern Illinois, cutting power to hundreds of thousands, and even sending weather forecasters scrambling
French president accepts prime minister's resignation but keeps him as head of caretaker government

French president accepts prime minister's resignation but keeps him as head of caretaker government

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron accepted the prime minister’s resignation Tuesday but kept him on as head of a caretaker government, as France prepares to host the Paris Olympics at the end of the month.
200 additional Kenyan police arrive in Haiti in UN-backed mission to fight criminal gangs

200 additional Kenyan police arrive in Haiti in UN-backed mission to fight criminal gangs

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A second contingent of 200 police officers from Kenya arrived Tuesday in Haiti to bolster a U.N.-backed mission led by the East African country to battle violent gangs in the troubled Caribbean country.
Israeli military says it will begin drafting ultra-Orthodox men. That could rattle the government

Israeli military says it will begin drafting ultra-Orthodox men. That could rattle the government

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military announced Tuesday it will begin sending draft notices to Jewish ultra-Orthodox men on Sunday. That follows a landmark Supreme Court order for young religious men to begin enlisting for military services.
5 killed and dozens injured in Bangladesh in violent clashes over government jobs quota scheme

5 killed and dozens injured in Bangladesh in violent clashes over government jobs quota scheme

DHAKA, Banglades (AP) — At least 5 people were killed and dozens injured in two separate incidents in Bangladesh as violence continued Tuesday on university campuses in the nation's capital and elsewhere over a government jobs quota scheme local medi
A rare shooting by multiple attackers in a Shiite mosque in Oman kills 5 and wounds dozens more

A rare shooting by multiple attackers in a Shiite mosque in Oman kills 5 and wounds dozens more

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A rare shooting by multiple attackers at a Shiite mosque in Oman killed five people and wounded many more including a police officer, authorities said Tuesday.
Welsh leader Vaughan Gething says he will resign over campaign donation scandal

Welsh leader Vaughan Gething says he will resign over campaign donation scandal

LONDON (AP) — The leader of Wales’ government, First Minister Vaughan Gething, said Tuesday he will resign after several members of his government quit over a campaign donation scandal.
Dodgers' Hernandez beats Royals' Witt to claim Home Run Derby title

Dodgers' Hernandez beats Royals' Witt to claim Home Run Derby title

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — When Teoscar Hernández needed a moment to calm down during Monday's Home Run Derby, the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger got a boost from a former teammate who just happened to be last year's champion. Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
North Korean diplomat in Cuba defected to South Korea in November, Seoul says

North Korean diplomat in Cuba defected to South Korea in November, Seoul says

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s spy agency said Tuesday that a North Korea diplomat based in Cuba has fled to South Korea, the latest in a series of defections by members of the North's ruling elite in recent years.
Trump enters Republican convention with a bandage covering his right ear after assassination attempt

Trump enters Republican convention with a bandage covering his right ear after assassination attempt

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two days after surviving an attempted assassination, former President Donald Trump appeared triumphantly at the Republican National Convention's opening night with a bandage over his right ear, the latest compelling scene in a presid
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